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Second Killeen PD officer tests positive for COVID-19

Killeen Police Department
Posted at 5:43 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 18:43:34-04

KILLEEN, TX — The City of Killeen has confirmed a second officer has tested positive for COVID-19.

The City says it is following CDC recommendations for the handling of potential exposure of other employees. The recommendations continue to evolve, so specifics including the number of quarantined employees, their work status, etc. will not be disclosed.

The CDC has relaxed guidelines regarding essential employees exposed to coronavirus. Those employees used to have to isolate for 14 days following exposure. The CDC now says essential employees do not have to isolate as long as employees monitor symptoms.

The City says it is hopeful for the recovery of the two employees and will continue to support all affected.

On Tuesday, the Killeen Police Department announced 13-year veteran tested positive for the virus. Those who were under close contact with the detective are in quarantine. Chief Kimble said they will be disinfecting the department, and are in contact with the public health district.